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by Sara D
Mon Sep 24, 2018 1:37 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Concert choice
Replies: 17
Views: 256

Re: Concert choice

I was talking to my husband about the jazz pianist Bill Evans and what we had of his in our collection when he reminded me about the album he made with Tony Bennett which included Michel Legrand's and Alan and Marilyn Bergman's 'You Must Believe in Spring', a staple of late night jazz radio shows. h...
by Sara D
Fri Sep 21, 2018 8:58 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Concert choice
Replies: 17
Views: 256

Re: Concert choice

Hank, it's a shame she only sang part of the song. The great singers have tended to make a meal out of 'What Are You Doing the Rest of Your Life' but thankfully Rosemary Clooney sings it with a lot of restraint.
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=-NZs8Frsa6I
by Sara D
Tue Sep 11, 2018 1:39 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Neil Simon 1927 - 2018
Replies: 5
Views: 395

Re: Neil Simon 1927 - 2018

Neil Simon also wrote the (excellent) lyrics for "And Then He Walked Right Through the Door." Like "Seconds," it was originally intended for a proposed film adaptation of PROMISES, PROMISES. Dionne Warwick's long-unreleased recording was finally made available in 2013 on Dionne'...
by Sara D
Tue Sep 04, 2018 3:14 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: R.I.P. ... Vincent Cole
Replies: 15
Views: 585

Re: R.I.P. ... Vincent Cole

While he would often share in our joy by responding when someone posted a positive review of one of Bacharach's shows, he would also be moved to comment when he thought someone had stepped out of line or had been mean-spirited in their opinions. He just came across as a lovely man and his presence i...
by Sara D
Sat Aug 25, 2018 5:02 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Burt Bacharach London 2018 on BBC Radio 2
Replies: 7
Views: 537

Re: Burt Bacharach London 2018 on BBC Radio 2

Davide Bonori wrote:Unfortunately they cut the two new songs written with Melody Federer (“Bridges” e “Blanket Capes”) ...


If the Radio 2 producer hadn't decided to feature the three hit records at the start of the program there would have been more than enough time to include the two Melody Federer songs.
by Sara D
Tue Jul 24, 2018 10:41 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: With A Voice
Replies: 19
Views: 1378

Re: With A Voice

The song gave me goosebumps when I heard it performed in Oxford last week and I and it seemed the whole audience loved it judging by the reception it got. Apparently the ink is barely dry on this composition with lyrics by Billy Mann and I can understand Bacharach's haste in getting the song out in ...
by Sara D
Sun Jul 08, 2018 10:27 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: BB at the RFH and wearing an England football shirt!
Replies: 2
Views: 574

Re: BB at the RFH and wearing an England football shirt!

Here's an equally enthusiastic review published in the Guardian which includes a rear view photo of Bacharach wearing his personalised England football shirt. I'm seeing him in Oxford on Wednesday evening which unfortunately clashes with England's World Cup semifinal match against Croatia, so there'...
by Sara D
Wed May 02, 2018 8:12 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Swing out Sister new cd
Replies: 41
Views: 9257

Re: Swing out Sister new cd

Getting into this album big time. Love the vocal arrangement, flute and percussion on 'Which Wrong Is Right':

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=hlZoV8qu22M
by Sara D
Wed Apr 11, 2018 7:01 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: UK Tour 2018
Replies: 18
Views: 3870

Re: UK Tour 2018

I wonder if Bacharach has ever played a concert in Berlin since the Marlene Dietrich days? Well, much to my amazement he's scheduled to play the Admiralspalast Theater in the city on July 14th. I have many friends there and several of them are planning to go.
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=7emFc857ORk
by Sara D
Wed Apr 11, 2018 6:45 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Another great song that sounds like Bacharach
Replies: 189
Views: 56561

Re: Another great song that sounds like Bacharach

I think in the UK Tony Hatch was just as well known for writing instantly catchy TV themes as he was for his songwriting. 'Man Alive' was a brilliant BBC current affairs programme which started in the 60s and went on until the 80s. It's fondly remembered by many as is its theme tune by Hatch. https:...
by Sara D
Wed Apr 04, 2018 9:51 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: UK Tour 2018
Replies: 18
Views: 3870

Re: UK Tour 2018

Sara D wrote:I hope there is more as I'm away from London that weekend. Bristol or Brighton would be near enough.


How sweet of Burt to oblige me with Brighton on the 9th.
by Sara D
Mon Mar 26, 2018 1:44 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: UK Tour 2018
Replies: 18
Views: 3870

Re: UK Tour 2018

The Festival Hall seats well over 4000 and as I write both shows are on the verge of selling out with only around 70 or 80 seats still available for both nights.
by Sara D
Thu Mar 22, 2018 1:10 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Swing out Sister new cd
Replies: 41
Views: 9257

Re: Swing out Sister new cd

There's plenty of press stuff but I haven't found much on YT in the way of interviews featuring both Corinne Drewery and Andy Connell and certainly nothing which goes into any depth about their songwriting. However, I recently discovered this excellent short promo film for the 'Get In Touch With You...
by Sara D
Mon Mar 19, 2018 10:33 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: UK Tour 2018
Replies: 18
Views: 3870

Re: UK Tour 2018

I hope there is more as I'm away from London that weekend. Bristol or Brighton would be near enough.
by Sara D
Sun Mar 11, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: 90th birthday concert tribute to BB in Chicago
Replies: 1
Views: 1257

Re: 90th birthday concert tribute to BB in Chicago

Liz Mandeville is a real down and dirty blues singer and I wish I could be there to see her adapt her style to perform Bacharach, assuming that she does adapt her style, of course!

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